4280.000 Carpolobia G. Don

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences of short axillary racemes. Bracts and bracteoles small, persistent. Flowers 5, zygomorphic. Sepals 5, free, the two inner slightly larger. Petals 5, subequal, joined at the base to the staminal sheath; keel with an appendage. Stamens 5. Ovary (2-)3-locular with 1 pendulous ovule per loculus. Fruit a subspherical berry. Seeds with long silky hairs.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Carpolobia
Flora of Zambia: Carpolobia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carpolobia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Carpolobia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carpolobia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Carpolobia
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iNaturalist: Carpolobia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carpolobia
JSTOR Plant Science: Carpolobia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carpolobia
Plants of the World Online: Carpolobia
Tropicos: Carpolobia
Wikipedia: Carpolobia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Carpolobia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=827, retrieved 10 June 2023

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